From a world-record 7,107 islands and counting, as of 2017 the Philippines is now home to 7,641 pristine islands and boats of having the best beaches in the world. Sitting in the Coral Triangle that spans Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, and our country, which is also home to the world’s most rare species and coveted bodies of water. As we celebrate World Ocean Month this June and plan the next beach trip for a quick weekend getaway, let us help preserve the beauty of the ocean in our own little way with MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen.
MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen stemmed from 2 beach-lovers’ passion and admiration for the ocean and coral reefs. It may seem like corals are merely rocks that serve as homes to sea creatures, but they are actually made of thousands of tiny animals and are vulnerable and need protection too. Inherent climate change issues, destructive fishing practices, recreational misuse, trash and plastic pollution are the common elements we know that harm the ocean, but not a lot are aware that chemicals in our sunscreen that we use before hitting the beach are actually toxic to coral reefs, even with just a minimal amount.
Have you checked if your go-to sunscreen contains oxybenzone, benzophenone-3, butylparaben, octinoxate or ethylhyxyl methoxycinnamate, and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor? These are just a few of the many toxic chemicals in our beach products that can cause severe damage to the corals and the living creatures that call it home. Simple actions such as checking what your products contain and being mindful of the sunscreen you choose can make a big difference.
MAGWAI Reef-Safe Sunscreen is designed with natural ocean-loving ingredients that also keep us safe from sun damage. It contains SPF 50+ broad spectrum, UVA and UVB protection, it’s water and sweat resistant, paraben-free and uses non-nano ingredients and boosts of all-natural ingredients such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide which are harmless to reefs and corals.
With World Ocean Month just around the corner, it’s a good time to be mindful of the small actions that can create a big impact in keeping the clean and clear hues of blue and green water, that always keeps us yearning for the ocean. When we’re privileged enough to live this close to the heart of the Coral Triangle, it’s a great way to begin small changes to our routines and habits and give back to the environment.
Tag us along with you on your next ocean adventure! Visit the following stores too to get your hands on a tube of MAGWAI Sunscreen:
Luzon – SESOU (Glorietta 2, Greenbelt 1, Market Market, Trinoma); Agos, Retail Lab, Glorietta 3; Cabanna Living, Powerplant Mall; Kubo by Piopio, Esteban St, Legazpi Village, Makati City; ROX, Bonifacio High Street; Things that Matter/Rags2Riches, UP Town Center; PUESTO, Plaza San Luis, Intramuros; Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort; PSI-Professional Scuba Diving, Sitio, Bataan; ; Makai Bowls, La Union; San Juan Surf Resort, La Union; Tali Ti Amianan, La Union; TBX General Merchandise, La Union
Visayas – Nothing But H20, Boracay; Shangri-La Resort and Spa, Boracay; Shangri-La Resort and Spa, Mactan, Cebu; Kandaya Resort, Cebu; Evolution Diving Resort, Malapascua, Cebu; Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Cebu; Club Paradise Coron, Palawan; Freediving, Coron, Palawan; Kalye Artisano Coron, Palawan; Red Carabao Coron, Palawan; Sangat Island Dive Resort, Coron, Palawan; Adventure Scuba, El Nido, Palawan; Cauayan Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan; Salt & Sun, El Nido, Palawan; Atlantis Dive Resort, Dumaguete
Mindanao – Alamat sa Siargao, Siargao Island; Cabanna at Kalipay Resort, Siargao Island.